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  • "What happens when a jazz virtuoso sets his sights on a cinematic sound?" ask All Things Considered host Audie Cornish. "Pat Metheny has done just that on his new album, evoking the plush and soaring landscapes of film scores. Reviewer Tom Moon says it's among the most ambitious projects of Metheny's long career." "He's pushing forward, seeking breathtaking and profoundly new vistas," says Moon. "It's got the epic journeys of the Pat Metheny Group and the fiery improvisational exchanges of his more recent jazz sessions. It's also a stretch beyond those horizons into textures and atmospheres not often heard in jazz." Hear the All Things Considered piece here.

  • Congratulations to Pat Metheny, whose new album, From This Place, debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top Album chart—a career best for the guitarist/composer and his first Top 10 album—and at No. 1 on the Current Traditional Jazz Albums chart and the UK Jazz and Blues chart. Metheny begins a month-long tour of Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America tonight with the band featured on From This Place: drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Linda May Han Oh, and pianist Gwilym Simcock. He tours Europe in May and June with his Side Eye project with keyboardist James Francies and drummer Marcus Gilmore, and has a run of trio shows in Norway in August.

  • About This Album

    1987 Grammy Award Winner

    On this 1987 Best Jazz Fusion Grammy winner, remastered in 2006, the Pat Metheny Group emphasizes Brazilian rhythms. All That Jazz says the album “remains one of the group’s finest efforts,” with many tracks still part of the band’s live repertoire.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Pat Metheny, acoustic & electric guitars, guitar synths
    Lyle Mays, piano, keyboards
    Steve Rodby, acoustic & electric basses
    Paul Wertico, drums
    Armando Marçal, percussion, voice
    David Blamires, voice
    Mark Ledford, voice

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Pat Metheny
    Co-producer: Lyle Mays
    Associate producers: Steve Rodby & Paul Wertico, with Steven Cantor and David Oakes
    Recorded March/April 1987 at Power Station, New York, NY
    Engineer: Rob Eaton
    Assistant Engineer: Alexander Haas
    Production assistance: Niki Gatos, Tom Sheehan
    Originally mastered by Robert Ludwig
    Remastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY

    All songs by Pat Metheny except track 1 by Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays, track 6 by Lyle Mays. All arrangements by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays.

    Design: M&Co., New York, NY
    Adapted by 3+Co., New York, NY
    Photos: David Katzenstein, Alexander Brebner, unknown, Neil Selkirk, Phil Brodatz

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Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

On this 1987 Best Jazz Fusion Grammy winner, remastered in 2006, the Pat Metheny Group emphasizes Brazilian rhythms. All That Jazz says the album “remains one of the group’s finest efforts,” with many tracks still part of the band’s live repertoire.

Description: 

1987 Grammy Award Winner

On this 1987 Best Jazz Fusion Grammy winner, remastered in 2006, the Pat Metheny Group emphasizes Brazilian rhythms. All That Jazz says the album “remains one of the group’s finest efforts,” with many tracks still part of the band’s live repertoire.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Pat Metheny
Co-producer: Lyle Mays
Associate producers: Steve Rodby & Paul Wertico, with Steven Cantor and David Oakes
Recorded March/April 1987 at Power Station, New York, NY
Engineer: Rob Eaton
Assistant Engineer: Alexander Haas
Production assistance: Niki Gatos, Tom Sheehan
Originally mastered by Robert Ludwig
Remastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, NY

All songs by Pat Metheny except track 1 by Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays, track 6 by Lyle Mays. All arrangements by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays.

Design: M&Co., New York, NY
Adapted by 3+Co., New York, NY
Photos: David Katzenstein, Alexander Brebner, unknown, Neil Selkirk, Phil Brodatz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79948

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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211
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607
ns_album_releasedate: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 05:00
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597994827BUN
Price: 
11.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597994865
Price: 
9.00
Artist Name: 
Pat Metheny
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MUSICIANS
Pat Metheny, acoustic & electric guitars, guitar synths
Lyle Mays, piano, keyboards
Steve Rodby, acoustic & electric basses
Paul Wertico, drums
Armando Marçal, percussion, voice
David Blamires, voice
Mark Ledford, voice

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